A Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Port Washington North was held on Monday, March 14, 2005 at 7:30pm at the Village Hall, 71 Old Shore Road, Port Washington, New York.

 

Present:     Mayor                        -       Thomas J. Pellegrino

Trustees                    -       Gary Levi

-       Steven Cohen

-                     Michael Schenkler

-                     Robert Weitzner

Attorney                    -       Stephen Limmer

Clerk                         -       Palma Torrisi

 

 

1.  Public Hearings

 

A.     Bill 7A of 2004 – Rezoning Delco Plaza to Business

 

Mayor Pellegrino opened the public hearing, duly adjourned from February 2, 2005, to consider the adoption of Bill 7A of 2004, a proposed local law to re-zone the premises known as Section 4, Block Q, Lot 244 on the Nassau County Land & Tax Map from Economic Development A District to Business District.  The Mayor adjourned the public hearing to consider the adoption of Bill 7A of 2004 to 7:30 p.m. on April 11, 2005 at the Village Hall. 

 

        B.  Bill 13B of 2004 – Rezoning Industrial Property to E.D.A.

 

Mayor Pellegrino opened the public hearing, duly adjourned from February 2, 2005, to consider the adoption of Bill 13B of 2004, a proposed local law rezoning all properties within the Industrial A District of the Village of Port Washington North to the Economic Development A District and amending the Economic Development A District. The Mayor adjourned the public hearing to consider the adoption of Bill 13B of 2004 to 7:30 p.m. on April 11, 2005 at the Village Hall.

 

        C.  Bill 1B of 2005 – Rezoning 4/J/754 to Apartment District

 

Mayor Pellegrino opened the public hearing, duly adjourned from February 28, 2005, to consider the adoption of Bill 1B of 2005, a proposed local law rezoning the parcel of property known as Section 4, Block J, Lot 754 in the Village of Port Washington North to Apartment District. A stenographic transcript of the hearing is on file with the Village Clerk. On motion of Trustee Schenkler, seconded by Trustee Cohen, it was unanimously

RESOLVED that the public hearing to consider to adoption of Bill 1B of 2005 be closed and that the record shall be kept open for the submission of written documents until March 24, 2005.

 

2.  Clerk

 

        A.  On motion of Trustee Levi, seconded by Trustee Schenkler, it was unanimously

RESOLVED that the reading of the minutes of the meetings of the Board of Trustees of January 24, 2005, February 2, 2005, and February 15, 2005 be waived and that they be and hereby are approved as prepared by Clerk Torrisi.

 

        B.  Assessor Torrisi reported that Grievance Day was held on February 15, 2005 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Village Hall and that the Board of Trustees and the Assessor, sitting as the Board of Review, would now deal with applications for exemption and for correction of assessment. 

 

                1.  On motion of Trustee Weitzner, seconded by Trustee Levi, it was

RESOLVED that the following application for Senior Citizens Exemption, totaling $16,904.00, for the 2005 Assessment Roll be and hereby are approved:

 

        Name                        Section-Block-Lot                        Amount

       

        Mario & M. Bertha Catu          4    J       11                     $2300.00

        Nicoletta Chimineti        4   J       40                     $4777.00

Frances Eaton Sarro       4    Q      115                   $2125.00

        Mary Adele Roper                  4    31     86                     $2800.00

        Henry A. Zebroski          4    32     116                   $  277.00

        Takashi & Kazuko Yoshida 4 120   3                      $3000.00

        Howard Schultz             4    2      6                      $1625.00

 

Vote was recorded as follows:  Trustee Cohen-nay, Trustee Levi-aye, Trustee Schenkler-abstains, Trustee Weitzner-aye, Mayor Pellegrino-aye.  Motion carried.

 

                2.  On motion of Trustee Weitzner, seconded by Trustee Schenkler, it was unanimously

RESOLVED that the following applications for Veteran Exemptions for the 2005 Assessment Roll, totaling $7,789.00, be and hereby are approved:

 

                Name                                Section-Block-Lot                        $ Amount

 

Brenda Collins                    4      51     13       additional    840.00

Philip & Rita Marchese         4      115   48                     1494.00

Arnold & Brenda Turok         4      116   2                      1635.00

Sol & Sondra Winder            4      119   1                      1449.00

John & Penelope Moroney     4      126   25 & 27             1320.00

Ernestine & Martin Diesing    4      137   16                     1051.00           

                3.  On motion of Trustee Weitzner, seconded by Trustee Cohen, it was unanimously

RESOLVED that the following applications for Correction of Property Assessments be and hereby are denied and that the tentative assessments remain unchanged on the 2005 Village Assessment Roll:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assessment

Requested

Name

Section

Block

Lot

Unit

Roll

Assessment

Gerhard & Brigitta Clusener

4

J

37

 

18,000

0

Jack Talve & Mark Talve

4

J

636

 

760

76

Thomson Industries Inc.

4

J

690

 

9,335

2,333

Jeffrey Vissichelli

4

J

707

 

3,700

1,961

Jack Talve & Mark Talve

4

J

716

 

194,240

19,424

Philip Ninan

4

J

740

 

12,360

3,552

Gulfway Marine Seravice Inc.

4

N-1

58

 

52,250

5,234

84 Shore Road Development Realty

4

N-2

411

 

18,250

1,825

Ira Chudd

4

Q

3

 

3,650

1,934

Stop & Shop Supermarket Co.

4

Q

10,34,128

 

122,550

12,555

Lawrence Harris

4

Q

18

 

3,600

1,908

Charlene Brody

4

Q

25

 

1,890

1,002

Cass Realty Ltd.

4

Q

226

 

12,500

3,125

Bernie Yatauro

4

Q

226

 

12,500

1,250

15 Smull Place LLC

4

Q

227

A,B,C,D

24,000

2,400

Paul Faulhaber

4

Q

235

 

4,660

2,470

Stop & Shop Supermarket Co.

4

Q

244

 

298,250

29,825

Richard A. LaPera

4

29

208

 

7,650

765

Veronica Mazur

4

29

210

 

7,000

3,019

Janet Nofi

4

31

10

 

4,350

2,279

Attila Bagcilar

4

31

18

 

10,400

3,869

John Fico

4

31

99

 

7,200

2,639

Stop & Shop Supermarket Co.

4

48

8,27,34,35,36,37

 

108,743

10,874

Jack Santomauro

4

48

39

 

8,400

2,100

V & S Realty Corp.

4

48

40

 

10,000

2,500

Robert Brady

4

48

41

 

25,250

1,830

Vittorio Raimondo

4

48

42

 

2,050

513

R. B. S. LLC

4

51

17

 

5,235

1,571

S & K Foods Corp.

4

51

17

 

5,235

1,309

S & K Foods Corp.

4

51

109

 

6,500

1,625

R. B. S. LLC

4

51

109

 

6,500

1,950

R. B. S. LLC

4

51

111

 

23,265

6,980

S & K Foods Corp.

4

51

111

 

23,265

5,816

Barry Schulman

4

115

5

 

10,880

3,109

Thomas Colligan

4

115

17

 

7,920

2,612

Michael Vaitzman

4

115

73

 

9,740

2,774

Debra Meo

4

116

1

 

10,550

3,030

Gail Whelan

4

116

13

 

7,300

2,352

Anestis Lagaros

4

116

17

 

7,850

2,501

Michael Iannizzi

4

116

19

 

9,710

2,742

Glenn Kustal

4

117

4

 

9,600

3,224

Howard Orloff

4

117

7

 

7,200

2,444

Andrew Hausspiegel & Shelly Goodman

4

116

9

 

9,500

950

Gerald Stern

4

117

34

 

9,600

3,209

Peter Stone

4

117

35

 

11,500

3,679

Sandra Pittman

4

118

45

 

10,450

3,116

Charles DiMaggio

4

119

4

 

8,400

2,632

Joseph Pugliese

4

119

14

 

11,500

3,169

Joseph Contino

4

120

12

 

10,470

3,212

Alan Lichman

4

120

15

 

7,950

2,515

Christina Galluccio

4

120

27

 

9,300

2,786

ALK ABBELLO

4

123

4

 

70,000

17,500

Thomson Industries Inc.

4

123

8 & 44A

 

250,000

62,500

Thomas E. Hoar Inc.

4

123

15

 

45,000

4,500

Thomson Industries Inc.

4

123

15

 

45,000

11,250

Steven Klein

4

123

16 & 26

 

50,000

5,000

Publishers Clearing House

4

123

18,20,23,24,43

 

600,000

60,000

Thomson Industries Inc.

4

123

21

 

25,000

6,250

Channel Drive Inc.

4

123

29 & 30

 

75,000

7,500

Stephen Hazelkorn

4

123

35

 

8,250

2,651

Publishers Clearing House

4

123

50

 

99,030

9,903

Bruce Paillex

4

124

14

 

8,250

2,686

Alan Lowell

4

124

19

 

8,200

2,635

Reyhan Kivrak

4

125

7

 

9,550

2,860

Arthur Kaplan

4

125

17

 

8,600

2,812

New York Community Bank

4

125

19

 

4,200

110

LFP 167 Shore Road LLC

4

125

19

 

4,200

10

LFP 167 Shore Road LLC

4

125

22

 

82,300

205

New York Community Bank

4

125

22

 

82,300

5,033

New York Community Bank

4

125

23

 

4,950

165

LFP 167 Shore Road LLC

4

125

23

 

4,950

12

Martha Raskin

4

126

3

 

8,735

2,701

Rhoda Cahn

4

128

1

 

9,060

2,811

Spivak Realty Co.

4

128

21

 

134,400

33,600

Spivak Realty Co.

4

128

23

 

145,300

36,325

Spivak Realty Co.

4

128

24

 

140,300

35,075

King Kullen Grocery, HSBC, Genovese

4

129

1

 

150,000

15,000

Port Bay Associates LLC

4

129

1

 

150,000

37,500

99 Shore Road LLC

4

129

7

 

5,100

1,275

HSBC Bank, Genovese

4

129

10, 12, 14C

 

405,000

40,500

Port Bay Associates LLC

4

129

10, 12, 14C

 

405,000

101,250

99 Shore Road LLC

4

129

15A

 

18,400

4,600

Danitza Parchment

4

134

4

 

10,150

2,902

Nadine Apfelbaum

4

135

22

 

12,020

3,233

Bernadette Koo

4

135

23

 

11,150

3,194

Kenneth & Lisa Roedel

4

135

25

 

10,200

1,010

Corey Berman

4

136

10

 

9,500

2,953

Lou Silber

4

136

20

 

10,000

2,958

Scott Hamroff

4

136

24

 

11,609

3,117

Adam & Alyse Wofse

4

137

2

 

11,350

2,837

Marvin Mersack

4

137

34

 

10,950

3,002

Saneh Kapoor

4

137

36

 

10,020

2,865

Carole Paley

4

137

43

 

9,850

3,219

Esther Levine

4

138

10

 

10,650

2,981

               

 

        4.  Mayor Pellegrino reported that the Assessment Roll for the year 2005 was finally completed and filed in the office of the Village Clerk.

 

        C.  On motion of Trustee Schenkler, seconded by Trustee Weitzner, it was unanimously

RESOLVED that the Annual Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Port Washington North will be held on Monday, April 11, 2004 at 7:30pm at the Manorhaven Village Hall, 33 Manorhaven Boulevard, Port Washington, New York.

 

3.  Treasurer

 

        A.  On motion of Trustee Weitzner, seconded by Trustee Cohen, it was unanimously

RESOLVED that the reading of the General Fund Abstract of Vouchers # 36, totaling $51,206.34, and the Trust & Agency Abstract of Vouchers #3, totalling $2,382.51, be waived and that they be and hereby are approved as presented by Treasurer Stack. 

 

        B. On motion of Trustee Schenkler, seconded by Trustee Cohen, it was unanimously

RESOLVED  that the Budget Report as of January 31, 2005, showing the General Fund Balance to be $980,807.00, and the Trust & Agency Cash Balance to be $48,334.00, be and hereby is accepted as prepared by Treasurer Stack.

 

        C.  Independent Auditors

 

On motion of Trustee Schenkler, seconded by Trustee Levi, it was unanimously

RESOLVED that the Board of Trustees hereby engages Lundy & Co., CPA’s, P.C., for the provision of the following services, as set forth more particularly in its letter dated November 24, 2004:

·        To perform an independent, external audit of the Village’s finances for the fiscal year commencing June 1, 2004 and ending on May 31, 2005, at a cost not to exceed $3,900.00;

·        To complete the conversion to a GASB 34 compliant financial statement (including a fixed asset appraisal including land and infrastructure), at a cost not to exceed $1,500.00; and

·        To file the Annual Financial Report electronically with the State Comptroller, at a cost not to exceed $500.00. 

 

D.  On motion of Trustee Cohen, seconded by Trustee Schenkler, it was unanimously

RESOLVED that the Treasurer is authorized to correct the list of reimbursable expenses by deleting therefrom for 15 Smull Place LLC, the amount of $201.55, and for Lewis Oil, the amount of $5.97.

 

        E.  On motion of Trustee Schenkler, seconded by Trustee Weitzner, it was unanimously

RESOLVED that the Budget Modifications, dated March 14, 2005, be and hereby is adopted as prepared by Treasurer Stack.

 

4.  Reports

 

A.     Building Department

 

1.  On motion of Trustee Schenkler, seconded by Trustee

Weitzner, it was unanimously

RESOLVED that the Deputy Building Inspector’s Report for the month of February 2005 be and hereby is accepted as presented.

 

                2.  The Board directed the Building Department to determine whether food is being sold at the former Citgo Station.

                3.  The Board directed the Building Department to look into the alleged storage of restaurant supplies and motorcycles at The Mill.

                4.  The Board directed the Building Department to inspect Soundview Marketplace, especially King Kullen, for debris.

                5.  The Board directed the Building Department to request Mr. Spivak to move the dumpster at the garden apartments away from adjacent homes.

                6.  The Board directed the Building Department to ascertain the set-backs and street frontages of all buildings in the Industrial Zone.

 

B.    Public Works

 

On motion of Trustee Schenkler, seconded by Trustee Levi, it was unanimously

RESOLVED that the public works report for the month of February 2005 be and hereby is accepted as presented by Superintendent McDonough.

 

5.  Old Business

 

A.      Drop Box Application – Cow Bay Contracting for Hollywood Video

 

On motion of Trustee Schenkler, seconded by Trustee Cohen, it was

RESOLVED that the application of Cow Bay Contracting, as agent for Hollywood Video, for a conditional use permit to install a drop off facility at 59 Shore Road, Port Washington, New York, (premises designated on the Nassau County Land & Tax Map as Section 4, Block Q, Lots 10, 34 & 128 and Section 4, Block 48, Lot 8, 27 & 34-37) be and hereby is approved in accordance with the plans, prepared by Form Architectural Group and dated April 23, 2004, for a period of three months, said three months to expire June 14, 2005.

 

Vote was recorded as follows:  Trustee Cohen-aye, Trustee Levi-nay, Trustee Schenkler-aye, Trustee Weitzner-aye, Mayor Pellegrino-aye.  Motion carried.

 

6. New Business

 

A.      Sign Permit Applications

 

1.     Bank of America

 

On motion of Trustee Schenkler, seconded by Trustee Weitzner, it was unanimously

RESOLVED that the application of Bank of America for Sign Permit #S05-6 to install a front wall sign at 20 Soundview Marketplace, Shore Road, Port Washington, New York, (premises designated on the Nassau County Land & Tax Map as Section 4, Block 129, Lots 1, 10, 12 & 14C) be and hereby is approved in accordance with the plans submitted.

 

2.     Hallmark

 

On motion of Trustee Weitzner, seconded by Trustee Schenkler, it was

RESOLVED that the application of Hallmark for Sign Permit #S05-3 to install a front wall sign at 25 Soundview Marketplace, Shore Road, Port Washington, New York, (premises designated on the Nassau County Land & Tax Map as Section 4, Block 129, Lots 1, 10, 12 & 14C) be and hereby is approved in accordance with the plans submitted.

 

Vote was recorded as follows:  Trustee Cohen-abstains, Trustee Levi-aye, Trustee Schenkler-abstains, Trustee Weitzner-aye, Mayor Pellegrino-aye.  Motion carried.

 

3.     Suzy Q Nails

 

On motion of Trustee Schenkler, seconded by Trustee Weitzner, it was unanimously

RESOLVED that the application of Suzy Q Nails for Sign Permit #S05-4 to install a front wall sign at Delco Plaza, Shore Road, Port Washington, New York, (premises designated on the Nassau County Land & Tax Map as Section 4, Block Q, Lots 10, 34 & 128 and Section 4, Block 48, Lot 8, 27 & 34-37) be and hereby is approved in accordance with the plans submitted.

 

B.      Liability Insurance

 

On motion of Trustee Levi, seconded by Trustee Cohen, it was

RESOLVED that the Village of Port Washington North hereby authorizes Blaich Associates to place the following Insurance, totaling $20,603.16:

 

NYMIR Package Policy                                  $8,840.06

        Public Officials’ Liability                                         5,552.80

        Excess Liability                                             5,315.20

        Auto Liability                                                   221.10

        Employee Dishonesty                                        490.00

        Public Official’s Bond                                        400.00

        Capitalization Fee                                                    674.00

 

Vote was recorded as follows:  Trustee Cohen-aye, Trustee Levi-aye, Trustee Schenkler-abstains, Trustee Weitzner-aye, Mayor Pellegrino-aye.  Motion carried.

 

        D.  Tree Preservation Analysis – Arborist

 

On motion of Trustee Weitzner, seconded by Trustee Schenkler, it was unanimously

RESOLVED that the Village engage the services of Richard W. Gibney, R.L.A., of Wading River, in accordance with the terms in his letter dated January 3, 2005, to provide arborist services.

 

E.  Roadway Improvements – Engineering

 

On motion of Trustee Weitzner, seconded by Trustee Cohen, it was unanimously

RESOLVED that the firm, Dvirka and Bartilucci, of Woodbury, New York, be and hereby is engaged to provide consulting engineering services for the repaving of Soundview Drive, from Fishermans Drive to Shore Road and from Schooner Lane to Cove Lane, in accordance with its written proposal dated March 8, 2005, at a cost not to exceed $20,000.00.

 

7.  Advice of Counsel

 

On motion of Trustee Weitzner, seconded by Trustee Levi, it was unanimously RESOLVED that the Board adjourn to seek advice of counsel.

 

On motion of Trustee Levi, seconded by Trustee Schenkler, it was unanimously RESOLVED that the regular meeting be reconvened.

 

Mayor Pellegrino stated that no action was taken during the advice of counsel session.

 

 

On motion of Trustee Levi, seconded by Trustee Schenkler, it was unanimously RESOLVED that the meeting be and hereby is adjourned at 11:30 p.m.

 

 

                                                                Palma Torrisi, Village Clerk